Jagan No 1 In AP

  • Jagan No 1 In AP, Says Google

Hyderabad: Y.S. Jagan’s name is ringing bells in social media for a few months. According to YSRC, Jagan’s name stood no 1 in the list of most searched politicians in AP on Google SEO.

According to the three months data Google collected from Andhra Pradesh, Jagan equalled the number of searches for PM Narendra Modi, Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, who are at National Level.

Surprising and shocking news is that Jagan surpassed Telugu CMs Chandrababu Naidu and KCR.

Jagan’s name is more familiar in rural areas than Urban, but most searches came from Hyderabad, Vizag and Vijayawada.

Jagan has  became a hot topic in state with continuous agitations on Special Status, Yuvabheri, Fees hike and fees reimbursement and even in Assembly questioning ruling party on loan waiver for farmers. May be this is one of the reaons he stood first in Google search. YSRC party’s official Face Book reportedly crossed 10lakh within 3 months. If at all this is true, its a big development for the party promoting it To campaign through social media.

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Google Chairman Says H1B Visa Limit Is ‘Stupidest In The Entire American Policy’

Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt says that properly running a tech company is all about having the best people in the world.
Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt

Washington (D.C.): Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said that a limit on H1B visa is the single stupidest policy in the entire American policy.

A serious argument is that a properly run tech company is really about having the best people in the world, Schmidt said in an event at MIT, where he was invited to talk about artificial intelligence and the future of technology.

“We want to have best people in the world regardless of sex, race or country, and we want them to work for us and not for our competitors,” he said.

Schmidt said that the stupid government policy that restricts hiring best people is not giving a fair chance of employment. He said the policy is antithetical to Google’s mission.

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that cracked down on the H1B visa abuses and directed the federal departments to come up with proposals to reform the H1B visa program to serve the merit-based approach.

Google ranks twelve among all the visa-sponsoring companies. Many tech companies, including Google have been opposing H1B visa restrictions and Trump’s travel ban on seven countries, imposed in the beginning of his presidency. The travel ban impacted about 200 Google employees. The company sent a letter asking those staff members to immediately return to the country.

Talking about the travel ban Schmidt said, “recently been trumped by the following… where you (Trump administration) take highly legal and highly effective technical people from 7 countries and trap them outside the country… until our lawyers can spring them out.”

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, who is an Indian American, is also outspoken about recent Trump’s executive order to restrict the H1B visa program. Google’s letter to its staff stated that the executive order signed by Trump would not impact Googlers. However, It also stated that the human resources would keep a close eye on the matter.

While the federal departments are working on the proposals, there is an uncertainty about how the changes to H1B visa program would impact the H1B visa holders. Some Indian outsourcing companies are already planning to hire Americans to be better prepared by reducing their dependency on H1B visa program.

However, the impacts on companies like Google and Facebook will not as much as that of Indian outsourcing companies. The impact is expected to be minimum, but the uncertainty still exists. Google hires skilled workers and the median salary is around $130,000, and the company’s requirements meet the H1B visa standards that Trump’s team reportedly want to impose on the program.

“We want one hundred percent market share of those people (best people),” Schmidt said. “We should organize our company to be the most attractive place for them.”

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Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai Earnings Touched $200 Million in 2016

Sundar Pichai received nearly $200 million as compensation last year for the company’s successful launch of numerous products.

Washington, D.C.: Sundar Pichai, the 44-year-old Google CEO, received a compensation of nearly $200 million in 2016, almost double of what he received in 2015.

Pichai’s salary is only a small portion of his compensation. He received $650,000 as salary in 2016, slightly less than his 2015 salary, which was about $652,500.

But Pichai, who was named CEO in 2015 during the company’s re-organization, received his large portion of the compensation in 2016 in the form of a stock award that is worth about $198.7 million.

The CNN reported that Google’s compensation committee had awarded Pichai with a raise because the company had “numerous successful product launches” in 2016. The company launched a virtual reality headset, a router, smartphones, and a voice controlled smart speaker.

Alphabet’s market cap has grown to reach $600 billion this week for the first time, the report said.

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Kannada Raj Kumar’s Jayanti Celebrated By Google With Special Doodle

Google has celebrated the 88th Jayanti of Kannada star Raj Kumar with special doodle.

Bengaluru: A special tribute by Google on the eve of Kannada Raj Kumar’s 88th birthday was celebrated with a special doodle.  This special doodle features an image of Raj Kumar on the screen of a Theatre.

Rajkumar, at the age of 8, joined Kannada Film Industry, and got a first break in the year 1954 with the film Bedara Kannappa. Shabthavedi was his last film in 2000, which was his 220th film in his career.

He received 11 Karnataka State Film Awards, 10 Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards.

Raj Kumar is also a singer and received best play back singer for the song Naadamaya at National Level.

He received NTR National Award in 2002. Rajkumar, also known as Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju had his last breathe on April 12th, 2006, at the age of 76.

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Google & TS Govt enter into MOU to support Telangana’s digital initiatives

New Delhi: ​Google India and the Government of Telangana today announced signing of an MOU to support the digitization efforts in the state. The announcement was made after a meeting between  K.T. Rama Rao,  Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Industries & Commerce, Mines &  Google India Officials.

Google India will provide Google Cloud credits and access to all cloud platform products to eligible startups engaged with Telangana government’s T-Hub initiative and through its Developer Relations team provide technical mentorship and advisory support to various startups. Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs, and Google India representatives.

Other initiatives as part of the agreement include: Make all government sites mobile friendly and introduce programs to help local small and medium businesses get online and stay safe online; Google India will introduce Android Fundamentals courses for students pursuing B.Tech/BE & MCA to skill them on mobile app development. Additionally Google as part of Google Cultural Institute project will work with the Culture and Tourism Department of the state to create a digital repository of the architectural and cultural heritage of the state, its history and imagery and make it accessible globally.

As part of the MOU, Google India and the Government of Telangana will work on promoting digital literacy among rural women in Telangana through the ‘Internet Saathi’ program. The program will start by training women trainers identified from Self Help Groups and Women’s federations which are overseen and facilitated by Tata Trusts through its field partners on ground. These master trainers called “Saathis” will then train more women in their own and neighbouring villages

Speaking after the meeting, Chetan Krishnaswamy, Director- Public Policy, Google Indiasaid “We are delighted to support the Government of Telangana in its vision of a digitally empowered State. We look forward to working with the state government to create an enabling environment and ecosystem to help women, students, small and medium businesses and entrepreneurs to realize the full potential of the Internet and the opportunities it offers.”

K.T. Rama Rao said “Google is a valuable partner of the state of Telangana and we are excited to launch many initiatives with them that will benefit women, small businesses, youth, and others across our state. Our mission is to Digitize Telangana and a partnership with Google will go a long way in ensuring our plans under the Digitize Telangana program are achieved.”(NSS)

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What happened when 7 yr girl applied for Google job?

Hyderabad: Chole  Bridgewate, 7 yrs old, UK resident  came  to know through her father that ideal place for work is GOOGLE which  has Bean bags, go karts, and slides. Without any hesitation, with her father support she wrote a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai in her own carefree way.

Chole, who was knocked by a car year ago, further added that she likes computers, Robots and tablets. She was surprised to see reply from Google CEO who gave a confidence booster to this girl.

 “Thank You so much for ur letter, I am glad you were interested in computers and Robots, hope you will continue to learn about Technology. I look forward to receive your job application after completing your school studies” was the response from Sundar Pichai.

Chole’s father was shocked to see reply and said he will encourage Chole to develop her skills and focus on her studies to fulfil of working at Google in future.

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Google’s GOSF 2014, going great guns

  • Flipkart on a different mode
  • Big players partners in GOSF
  • Games, deals, discounts offered

(Raghuram Kondubhatla)

Hyderabad, December 11: Indian e-commerce is the fastest growing business in Asia Pacific and is expected to reach $6 billion by 2015. According to a research firm Gartner the ecommerce market in India is growing at around 60-70% every year. There is a neck-to-neck competition among ecommerce market leaders like Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal. Google, being the leader in the internet market can pool in huge traffic to its website.

Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) is a 3-day event starting 10th December and ending on 12th Dec, 2014. Google, partnered with more than 400 e-commerce players, aggregating their products, is offering deals and discounts. It has already stated pooling the traffic by engaging customers with games and lucky draws.

Google has introduced two new segments in GOSF 2014. Firstly, Exclusive Launch Corner, where the customers can shop among a wide collection of never-seen-before products. These products are offered exclusively on GOSF 2014 and cannot be purchased outside. Secondly, the Rs. 299 Corner, where the customer can purchase anything and everything at just Rs 299 with facility of free home delivery and cash on delivery.

Google had introduced GOSF in December 2013 which received a massive response. They planned a 3- day sale initially from 11th to 13th December, but the response was so huge that they had to extend by one day.

Flipkart is not participating in the Google’s GOSF 2014. However, they are trying to make their own mark by introducing “Big Apps Shopping Days”. This event started on 8th December and will end on 12th of December 2014. They partnered with Meru, OLX, and Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 for this event. To participate in this event the customer has to install the Flipkart App from the App store.

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